They’ve flown the coop!
Your baby has finished high school and is about to go off into the big wide world as an adult. Even if they’re not moving out of home, you’re probably getting a bit anxious for them – it’s a big step for you too. There will be growth, change and probably a few challenges along the way.
While they will always be your child, and you will always think of them like that it’s probably best you start treating of them as an adult. They will have adult problems and life changes they may want to discuss with you so seeing them as an adult will help you counsel them. This is why we are purposefully calling your child the “newly-minted adult” in this section.
We have compiled some tips for parents and carers. Every student (aka “newly-minted adult”) and every family is different. Do what works best for your family and be prepared for some trial and error along the way.